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Sir420 commented on Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Deta...:
Sir420 commented on Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait Fo...:
@Captain_Gonru I feel your pain. Just switched to android after two years with 920 and 1020s. Hopefully MS will release info on new Lumias, but they've been acting very much like Nintendo with Windows Phone....
@rjejr I've said it before, but if I can't find the amiibo I'm not buying this game.
Sir420 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:
@AugustusOxy When you say "[Youtube] has also made me realize 'this isn't my kind of game' and has prevented sales too," You're expressing that Nintendo would rather sell people a game they don't like than make informed purchasing decisions? You may be right about that, but it's a sad, cynical statement.
Sir420 commented on Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nin...:
I am honestly surprised to see how few indies on Wii U are built with Unity. I could have sworn I've seen the logo on the system and I don't have Teslagrad. Giana Sisters?
Sir420 commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:
@FLUX_CAPACITOR One thing to take into account is the advanced lighting, shadow, and particle effects. Not to mention rendering a few large items, such as in Mario Kart8, is easier than rendering many smaller items, like Diablo III, which ran poorly on Xbone/PS4 until a patch. Speaking of Mario Kart, Nintendo has a way of programing for their own hardware in a way third parties, especially indies, are not as successful with.
I would expect Frozenbyte will be able to run this game on Wii U with scaled down resolution and shaders/effects.
@AVahne, don't forget Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7. I am super pumped for all of those, although I'll have to wait longer for an Xbone iteration of Street Fighter...
[EDIT] Corrected Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain.
It looks great. The controls are spongy in Trine 2, and that looks like it will be the case here judging by the jumps into the wall. As far as I'm concerned, this is a must buy no matter what systems it arrives on.
Sir420 commented on Nintendo Download: 9th April (North America):
Definitely grabbing Affordable Space Adventures.
Nice Watch_Dogs sale. Between GTA V and Far Cry 4, I'll be OK without it for a while.
Sir420 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:
I've already spent over $400 dollars on Smash, over $600 if you include amiibo. I don't mind spending $6 more on these awesome costumes.
Edit: FYI: Got 1 Wii u copy, 4 3DS copies, 2 White Smash Gamecube Controllers, GC adapter, and 2 additional Pro controllers. Around 15 amiibo, mostly at retail price.
Sir420 commented on Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite...:
Great list of games...for those who don't already own every single one. LOL! Sometimes it doesn't pay to be a super fan.
Sir420 commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd April (Europe):
Yeah. Xbox it is!
Sir420 commented on Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until ...:
I am patient, sitting with backlog a-plenty.
Sir420 commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:
This is pretty cool. Of course, I backed Shovel Knight and played it on Wii U, but now I have a reason to get it on my shiny new Xbone.
Sir420 commented on Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest ...:
@vitalemrecords Do you realize you don't actually have to read this article? Anyway, gotta go play Paparazzi!
Sir420 commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:
@Kaze_Memaryu Exactly. In fact, I have two brand new gamecube controllers that work on Wii U. Further evidence of mocking.
Sir420 commented on North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck...:
Time to dust off that HOTD Hand Cannon. Those ducks won't know what hit them.
Sir420 commented on Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Pa...:
Excellent! I've been a squeaky wheel on this for some time. Have let the game rest while we've been waiting. Despite its less than tight controls, muttering frame rate, and level pacing issues, this is a great time waster and challenge.
Sir420 commented on Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters ...:
Great game with some issues. Will finish it once gamepad sound is fixed.
Sir420 commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:
Regarding Wave 2: on November 8th I preordered Luigi, Zelda, Diddy Kong, and Captain Falcon, but online and in town. Every pre-order is marked as canceled or delayed till January 15th. I found Zelda on the shelf at another store in town.
Sir420 commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:
@SKTTR I understand where you're coming from. My experience with Nintendo is that it takes them YEARS to drop the price on their big games, so I usually just buy them at launch. I'll splurge from time to time, like with Bayonetta 2, but just expect to budget for first party Nintendo games.
@Ryo_Hazuki-san You know I'll be there, bro. Love your posts.
@schizor Indeed. Check out my miiverse posts on the subject!
@Goob I did not notice any tearing. Frame rate is a fairly smooth 30 with minimal dips, but nothing to be upset about. Much better than ACIV. Shadows are not the nasty hashmarks in Splinter Cell and ACIV, but are a very smooth gradient, which is very welcome. Texture filtering is sort of crappy, but I can live with it. Over all, I am impressed with the performance! It looks like the delay was worth it.
Sir420 commented on GamePad High Capacity Battery Now Available in...:
I'm going to have to agree with the majority. I always plug it in when it gets low. It's only a problem if we're playing Nintendoland, which, to our shame, we have yet to complete.
Sir420 commented on Interview: Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his ...:
Stop telling me about this game and just take my money!
Sir420 commented on Giana Sisters' Halloween-Themed DLC Not Hittin...:
Those updates do need to go through review, which can takes weeks at the least.
Sir420 commented on Video: You've Got To Be Quick To Catch This So...:
This looks like a beating. I would have played very similar to whoever was in this video. The frustration with getting that red ring at the beginning, getting damaged at the boss for dumb reasons... and I just can't stand how target locking enemies destroys momentum. I will give this a rental, but I doubt my opinion will change.
Sir420 commented on Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North Ameri...:
@rjejr seriously. I love me some demo.
Will pick it up tomorrow if it's 9.99. Love the pixel look of Pixel Patty in MSFHD.
Sir420 commented on First Impressions: Shovel Knight:
This was my first game backed on Kickstarter. After all the promising releases this year, I decided against this in the future unless the project is low on funding. With Shantae, Ghost Song, Mighty No. 9, and more, I'm glad the outlet is there. I'll just be one of those who buys through eShoo/Steam.
Sir420 commented on Video: Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Tr...:
@ricklongo As a father if three, I enjoy having bite sized gaming opportunities. Kung Fu Rabbit is pretty cool, especially for $2.49.
Sir420 commented on Two Tribes Confirms Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor ...:
@sillygostly very sensible. I wish more people exhibited such wisdom. The gaming market would be in a better place.
Disappointed, but thankful that they're being cool about it. It just goes to show, don't pay for something based on upcoming features. Make sure you like it as-is.
Sir420 commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will ...:
Sir420 commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:
@JoostinOnline I have no problem with people pointing out flaws. That's give and take, conversation, discourse. What I call "being defensive" is people not even giving these ideas a chance. A quick look through the above 200+ posts will show a completely dismissive attitude by most. Is the Salon article flawed? Of course, what isn't (yes, that includes Zelda).
In your previous post, you say "More than anything, it's people's obsession with searching for stereotypes that make them continue to exist." I disagree. I say that it's a lack of understanding diverse viewpoints that continues stereotypes. Angry, dismissive attitudes towards opinions other than our own prolong this lack of understanding and strengthen stereotypes.
Ignorance may be bliss, but it is certainly not healing or helpful. Education is the answer.
I expect this post to be dismissed at least as much as those I've made above. As I've said before, NintendoLife is not a healthy environment for this type of discussion. Take what I say with a grain of salt, but at least try to understand where I am coming from. Thank you for this exchange. You are welcomed to have the last word; I am finished with this comment thread.
@Neram Honestly, I think it's important to be aware of unintentional offenses. Can you live your life in fear that you will offend someone? No. Should you do your best to help rather than hurt? Of course.
If you'd like to look up the error of a privileged mindset, I'd encourage you to do so. As I've said previously, NintendoLife is clearly not the forum to discuss social theory.
@Mellowkarp exactly! @Koto "...it's a game." No, it's one of the best games ever made. Is it art? Than it deserves to be examined as such.
@LittleIrves exactly what I'm saying. No need for fans to be so dismissive.
@eaglebob345 If you're confused about what I said, feel free to reread my comment. Another helpful definition of a privileged mindset would be: not caring enough about harmful social presumptions because they don't effect you.
@Klimbatize Obviously it didn't make you hate people. But it does reinforce harmful conceptions, no matter how subtly. GTA is an obvious offender, but Zelda? It's important to look at these sort of things to see how far harmful attitudes permeate our society, even our childhood. You don't have to stop playing OoT; the author is simply asking us to be aware.
@eaglebob345 It looks like you missed the part where the author called the game an amazing work of art. Did you even read the linked article?
You are privileged when you don't have to worry about being judged on the basis of your culture or physical characteristics. In our society, not everyone is able to live such a life.
Obviously, NintendoLife is not the place to discuss sociology. That being said, these examinations can have value if you take five seconds to think them through. No need to get so polemical over this.
@Shadowkiller97 Clearly. That does not at all diminish my point. When I mentioned Western preference, I was not talking about the game itself, but the way Westerners view cultural examinations.
@Neram It's not that "normal people" don't think like that, but privileged people. These kind of evaluations are GOOD if they open your eyes to the overwhelming preference in Western culture for "people like us."
Honestly, I do not understand why almost everyone on this comments section seems so defensive. This stuff is real. It's not that people are looking to find sexism, racism, etc. It's already there. If you can't see it, than the one revealing it is helping you.
Does it suck that Zelda is loaded with these harmful classifications? Yes. Have things improved since the 1940s? Yes.
Sure, there are worse games, but it's important to have a critical eye on the things we enjoy the most. The author's last paragraph says exactly this:
"On this 15th anniversary of the game’s release, I encourage readers to dust off their Nintendo 64 and return to Hyrule. Hike up Death Mountain. Swim in Lake Hylia. Explore the Lost Woods. “Ocarina” is a fantastic piece of art we can enjoy while being aware that, like so much other art, it has a lot of problems."
Don't take it so personally. Everyone has blind spots. Yes, Zelda is awesome; also, it has problems.
Sir420 commented on Child of Light Co-Op Element Takes Inspiration...:
That's awesome! I was hoping to play this with my daughter, but concerned about the difficulty. Now, we can both play.
Sir420 commented on Chasing Aurora Began as a Prototype Based on S...:
I love Chasing Aurora. It has excellent multiplayer. Have played it with just my wife and I, our kids, and our friends. And Yet IT Moves is also excellent. I'm disappointed I'll have to buy SoR on Steam, but it will be a day one purchase.
Sir420 commented on Feature: Some Early Miiverse Favourites From A...:
@ThomasBW84 Word. Usually catch stuff like that! The art must have distracted me